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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12

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  1. Oct 10, 2014
    8
    Really enjoyed the album after stumbling across it on Spotify.

    Listened to it until the songs would not leave my head, something that Metallica haven't managed since way back when.

    Long time dead is the highlight for me. Great song.
  2. Oct 21, 2013
    5
    Yes, it's true, Jason is back and we all love Jason! But if we are perfectly honest this is not a great record. Im not saying that is a bad one but it left me with nothing too remarkable. Although the band has potential, lets hope better records for the future.
  3. Aug 30, 2013
    8
    The first solo album by Jason Newsted is nothing short of what we expected. "Heavy Metal Music" does exactly what it says on the tin. It is a blast of pure, unadulterated heavy metal. It is a wonder why Newsted's former employers Metallica didn't let him write too many songs when they are as good as this. The two standout songs are "Soldierhead" and "King of the Underdogs". This a fun album essential for any heavy metal purist. Collapse
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72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 27, 2014
    60
    Well worth exploring. [Oct 2013, p.102]
  2. Sep 25, 2013
    80
    It's chugging, stoner rock riff solace to those bored by the cod therapy of Some Kind Of Monster. [Oct 2013, p.98]
  3. Aug 22, 2013
    80
    It's a visceral, straightforward assault,, and what really shines through is a grasp of songwriting that was once sorely underused and a sense of commitment and passion that was never really in doubt. [27 Jul 2013, p.52]